Talk:Open Source Boat

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Hi Folks,

My name is Dave Zeiger, designer of TriloBoats.

TriloBoats were designed by me as a formula generated class of box barge (or scow) hulls based on construction from sheet materials.

The rules-of-thumb generate hundreds of instances in a wide array of sizes and functional layouts. Potential layouts include kayak, skiff, cargo carrier, fishboat, tug, ferry, houseboat, cruiser and multihull. They are compatible with sail and power.

The rules-of-thumb are selected to simplify construction for dramatic savings in time, energy, material and money.

A wiki,, has been started to introduce the concept, which I hope to see developed as the OSBoat.

Looking forward to collaborating with you!

Dave Z.

For further information on TriloBoats, please see my site at and blog at